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Tommy Lee Does Not Enjoy Having His Picture Taken

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Word to the wise, Motley Crue fans: The next time you bump into Tommy Lee at the grocery store or strip club, whatever you do, don’t ask him if he’ll take a picture with you.

Turns out having his picture taken is one of Lee’s least favorite things — at least if a recent open letter to his fans is to be believed. Beginning by making sure everyone knows “I f—ing LOVE my fans,” Lee went on to vent: “What I have a problem with is… taking pictures! I hate it! Irritates the f— out of me when people say… ‘You owe it to your fans, they put you where you are, etc. etc.!’ I certainly don’t owe anybody anything!

“I’m not here to take pictures with you, I’m here to entertain you!” continued Lee. “Nobody put me where I am but ME! They may have helped inspire me with their love for what I do… but I put myself right here where I want to be with a lot of hard work, practice, talent, luck, etc. What I do owe myself and others is being THE BEST I can be! And that’s making great music, being a good man, father, lover and human being! We all owe that kinda stuff to ourselves and each other.”

And do you really need that picture anyway? Lee says you don’t — especially if you’re asking for it in a private situation. “Most people never consider the ‘situation.’ That’s really important… Ya wouldn’t wanna handshake standing at the pisser in the men’s bathroom next to me, would ya? And yes, that’s happened to me, too… Or when you’re eating a nice, quiet meal with your family, some rude jackass comes up and asks for a picture!”

But just because he doesn’t want to see your camera doesn’t mean he doesn’t appreciate your support. In fact, added Lee, “Maybe just say hello and I’ll probably take ya home with me! Well, I’d have to ask my girlfriend first!”

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